I don't know why, but this list greatly upsets me. There's no doubt in my mind this must be a critics-only list, because The Last of Us is #2 by a long shot. Just like with anything, I don't care what the critics think. Many people these days are realizing that now, especially with good films like Joker getting shit on as well as good shows like Witcher scoring poorly. I care more what the "public" thinks, even though they score 1's and 10's left and right haha.
When it comes to lists, however, the public is forced to choose and I feel the games that truly made a difference are more well represented.
I'm just getting so tired of the critics love for Naughty Dog(I bet CRASH won game of the 90's as well too, huh? Everything that has Naughty Dog there has to go to Naughty Dog. The Last of Us is the ONLY game people should play. How did The Last of Us get this kind of reputation? It floors me.) No, it's NOT the next coming of Christ. It's not the end all, be all of gaming. This is especially true when people praise it to no end and then you actually sit down with the game for an hour and think to yourself, "really? THIS is the game people speak so highly of?" I simply do not get it. I'm no fan but I have beaten two games made by Naughty Dog, Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 4, and Crash Bandicoot surely was by far no game of the 90's for me. That goes to Final Fantasy VII. But I guess, it's kinda like trying to tell everyone why is Bieber so well liked? He just is...can't do much about it.
Very disappointed in the critics for not only choosing The Last of Us, but to have it in the lead over something as amazing as The Witcher 3 by a comfortable margin. I feel Knack 2 is a superior game, but hey...we gotta give it to Sony. Nintendo already has the most popular Franchises so....
I'm sure a list of thousands of gamers from various sites would paint a much rather different scenario...a more "back to reality" kind of picture, in my eyes. That's just me anyway.